Abdul Razzak RETIRES at the age of 37

Abdul Razzak retires at 37: The all-rounder’s last One Day International for Pakistan was way back in 2011 but he was an important player in green

Abdul Razzak, one of the finest allrounder to have ever played for Pakistan has finally called it quits from international cricket at the age of 37. Well, he represented Pakistan post 2000 and was one of the best finishers with the bat and also bowled in the middle overs and had a great change of pace. The all-rounder’s last One Day International for Pakistan was way back in 2011.

“A time comes when every player has to retire and I think this is the right time for me to do so. I have been out of cricket for the past three to four years, so it is really difficult to make a comeback now,” said Razzaq while talking to the Express Tribune.

“When I was axed from the team, I shouldn’t have given up. If I hadn’t given up and had continued to work hard, I might have earned my place back, but I was so tired of all the internal politics,” he added.

“Young players need a dedicated coach to learn the skills required to be an all-rounder. Senior players who are already part of the team don’t need coaching; they just need assistance and motivation but those at the start of their career need more careful guidance. I am always happy to share my experience with the future of Pakistan cricket, and I am available if the PCB wants my services,” Razzaq explained.

Recently, Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan apart from Shahid Afridi also threw in the towel recently.